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what is a change in the average conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time? climate change
what is a photochemical haze caused by the action of solar ultraviolet radiation on atmosphere polluted with hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen especially from automobile exhaust? smog
what is a substance or energy introduced into the environment that has undesired effects, or adversely affects the usefulness of a resource? polutant
what is not native to an ecosystem and causes harm? invasive spieces
what is the cultivation of a single crop in a given area? monoculture
what isthe impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources.? ecological footprint
what israinfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes? acid rain
what is the simultaneous cultivation or exploitation of several crops or kinds of animals? polyculture
what isis the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products? recycle
what is is a natural resource which will replenish to replace the portion depleted by usage and consumption, either through natural reproduction or other recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale. renewable resources
what is is a natural resource that cannot be readily replaced by natural means at a pace quick enough to keep up with consumption? non renewable resources
what is is the permanent removal of trees to make room for something besides forest. This can include clearing the land for agriculture or grazing, or using the timber for fuel, construction or manufacturing? deforestation
what isthe capacity to endure continued subjection to something, especially a drug, transplant, antigen, or environmental conditions, without adverse reaction? tolerance

Natural Resources Crossword Puzzle

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Any material made naturally that is used by humans or living things. Natural Resources
A natural resource that can be used and replaced over a relatively short time. Renewable Resource
A natural resource that cannot be replaced or that can be replaced only over thousands or millions of years. Nonrenewable resource
Energy as solar, wind, or nuclear energy that can replace traditional fossil fuel sources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Alternative energy
Renewable energy derived from burning organic materials such as wood and alcohol. Biomass energy
Conservation method in which old materials are processed to make new ones. Recycling
Nonrenewable energy resource, such as oil and coal, formed over millions of years from the remains of dead plants and other organisms. Fossil Fuel
Inexhaustible energy resource that used hot magma or hot, dry rocks from below Earth's surface to generate electricity. Geothermal energy
Electricity produced by water-power using large dams in a river. Hydroelectric energy
Alternative energy source that is based on atomic fission. Nuclear energy
Energy from the Sun that is clean, inexhaustible, and can be transformed into electricity by solar cells. Solar energy
Careful use of resources to reduce damage to the environment though such methods as composting and recycling materials. Conservation
A resource that remains in constant supply and will not run out. Inexhaustible source
Fossil fuel formed from marine organisms that is often found in tilted or folded rock layers and is used for cooking and heating. Natural gas

Human Impacts on the Environment Crossword

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a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmospher Global warming
the increase in the number of individuals in a population population growth
environmental conditions that limit the growth, abundance, or distribution of an organism or a population of organisms in an ecosystem. Limiting Factor
crops that a region can support without environmental degradation. Carrying Capacity
the distribution of people among various ages. Age Structure
the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects. Pollution
cannot be readily replaced nonrenewable resources
may include goods or commodities such as wood, paper and leather renewable resources
cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health invasive species
the action of clearing a wide area of trees. deforestation
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. biodiversity

Pollution and the Environment Crossword

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Description

contamination of the earth pollution
excessive amount of noise or an unpleasant sound that causes ... noise pollution
rain that contains a high concentration of pollutants acid rain
an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes changes in climate that may result from the greenhouse effect. global warming
caused by oil spills and factory waste water pollution
smoke and other pollutants combined with fog smog
harmful to humans and the environment hazardous
one that can be used again and again renewable resource
can only be used once nonrenewable resource
destroyed by CFCs ozone
another word for poisonous toxic
pollutants can affect the senses
Americans produce more _______________ than any other nation garbage

Renewable Resources Crossword

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Electricity produced by moving water, especially from across a river. hydroelectric power
The basic unit of a chemical element. atom
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates. environment
The action of dividing or splitting something into two or more parts. fission
The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. fusion
A gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. global warming
The time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope to fall to half its original value. half-life
The energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity. nuclear energy
The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality. power
The emission of energy as electromagnetic waves or as moving subatomic particles, especially high-energy particles that cause ionization. radiation
The emission of ionizing radiation or particles caused by the spontaneous disintegration of atomic nuclei. radioactivity
A fuel derived directly from living matter. bio-fuel
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. natural resources
An organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally reoccurring processes. renewable resource
Radiant energy emitted by the sun. solar energy
The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration. water cycle
The conversion of one form of energy into another, or the movement of energy from one place to another. energy transfer
An energy that travels by waves or particles, particularly electromagnetic radiation such as heat or x-rays. radiant energy
The perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction. wind
A hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air. geyser
The quality of being hot; high temperature. heat
The vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air. steam
Of, relating to, or produced by the internal heat of the earth. geothermal

Natural Resources Crossword

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Description

Another word for farming agriculture
Pockets or holes deep underground that are filled with water that has seeped into the soil aquifers
Acres of trees planted and managed by people who cut and replant as needed to provide a renewable resource cultivated forests
Plants and animals that we raise for food, pleasure, and the products they produce are Domesticated
Plants and animals that live naturally in their habitats Wild
Trees that lose their leaves seasonally deciduous
a large inland body of water. lake
Things that are found in nature that can be used by people to satisfy life's needs Natural resources
a large man-made lake where water is collected and stored reservoir
long, ribbon-like waterways that usually flow toward an ocean, lake, bay, or other river. River
neither plant nor animals, and they are the substances that make up rocks mineral
a rock that contains something useful, like iron, copper, and zinc ore
can be replaced in short periods of time renewable resource
either cannot be replaced, or they take a very long time to replace nonrenewable resource
an area of land where all the water above and below ground flows to the same place watershed

Human Impact on Our Environment Crossword

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Description

ability to maintain sustainability
something in which something lives environment
resources supplied by nature natural resources
contaminating with unwanted substances or factors pollution
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical envrionment ecosystem
a change in global temperatures attributed largely to levels of carbon dioxide produce by fossil fuels climate change
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or organism habitat
a large naturally occuring community of flora and fauna occupying a habitat e.g. forest or ocean biome
energy from which a source that is not depleted when used such as wind or solar power renewable resource
the action of investigating something or someone formal or research investigation

population dynamics crossword puzzle

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group of organisms of the same species that live in the same area population
number of individuals per unit area population density
the presence of too many individuals in an area for available resources overpopulation
occurs when individuals of a population reproduce at a constant rate exponential growth
as resources become less available the population growth rate slows or stops logistic growth
the number os organisms of one species that can be supported in an enviroment carrying capacity
study of info about human populations demography
refers to the number of people of each different age level within a population age structure
resources that can regenerate if they are alive renewable resources
resources that cannot be replenished by natural process nonrenewable resource
a way of using natural resources without depleting them or causing long-term environmental harm sustainable development
the total of all the variety of organisms in a specific area biodiversity
unwanted change in the environment that is caused by harmful substances, wastes, gases, noise, and radiation pollution

Crossword - Natural Resources

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Rocks from which minerals or metals can be extracted for profit. Ores
This fossil fuel is in the form of a rock Coal
The process of turning raw materials into finished products in a factory Manufacturing
Natural Resources such as rivers, lakes, glaciers, and groundwater are called water resources
Energy resources formed in the earth's crust from plant and animal matter over millions of years are called Fossil Fuels
This fossil fuel is in the form of a liquid oil
This fossil fuel is in the form of a gas Natural gas
The bulk of our food production depends on this natural resource Arable land
Resources that cannot be replaced are called NonRenewable Resources
The practice of growing crops and livestock to produce food, fibre, and fuel is called Agriculture
The process of extracting valuable metals and minerals from the earth's crust is called Mining
Release of harmful stuff into the enviroment as a result of human activities is known as Pollution
Resources that are constantly replaced by nature and can be harvested indefinitely are called RenewableResources
Electricity produced by harnessing the energy of flowing water is known as Hydroelectricpower
Power generated from harnessing wind energy through the use of wind mills and turbines is known as WindPower
Power generated by utilizing the heat stored beneath the earth surface is known as GeothermalPower
The warming of the earth's atmosphere due to build-up of carbon dioxide and methane is known as the Greenhouse effect
Is Biomass Renewable, or non Renewable? Renewable
Which one is Renewable: Natural Gas or Solar Energy? Solar Energy
Coal, Crude oil and Natural gas are examples of: Non-renewable resources

Sustainability Crossword

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able to be reused or recycled renewable
the number of births per 1,000 women fertilityrate
able to be maintained or continued sustainability
something being released, especially pollution emissions
a natural fuel such as coal or fas, formed from the remains of living things fossilfuel
the impact of human activities on the environment environmentalfootprint
the number of people or organisms that can be supported carryingcapacity
the using up of a resource consumption
governmental decisions concerning issues within a country domesticpolicy
per person percapita
the level of wealth and comforts in which someone is living livingstandards
governmental decisions concerning issues with other countries foreignpolicy
more than enough; extra surplus
a lack of something scarcity
materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain naturalresources
parts of the world that are less technologically and economically advanced developingworld

Ecology Crossword

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Description

resulting from living things biotic
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen tundra
to be none living abiotic
the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings ecology
the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects: pollution
a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere global warming
The first trophic level in a food chain in which it serves as a food source for consumers or for higher trophic levels producers
the sometimes swampy coniferous forest of high northern latitudes taiga
a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat community
A factor present in an environment that controls a process, particularly the growth, abundance or distribution of a population of organisms in an ecosystem limiting factor
rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes acid rain
An organism that generally obtains food by feeding on other organisms or organic matter due to lack of the ability to manufacture own food from inorganic sources consumers
a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees savanna
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms. biosphere
the trapping of the sun's warmth in a planet's lower atmosphere due to the greater transparency of the atmosphere to visible radiation from the sun than to infrared radiation emitted from the planet's surface. greenhouse effect
vegetation consisting chiefly of tangled shrubs and thorny bushes chaparral
an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material decomposers
a resource that can be renewed as quickly as it is used up renewable resource
A type of natural resource that cannot be replenished or takes time for nature to produce or replenish in order to sustain the rate of consumption. nonrenewable resource
An ecological succession that occurs following an opening of uninhabited, barren habitat or that occurs on an environment that is devoid of vegetation and usually lacking topsoil primary succession